60 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

60 days in Emilia-Romagna Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Emilia-Romagna travel route builder

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Bologna
— 14 nights
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Cattolica
— 7 nights
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Ravenna
— 12 nights
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Parma
— 12 nights
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Gazzola
— 5 nights
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Bardi
— 7 nights
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Bologna

— 14 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Castello Estense and Palazzo dei Diamanti are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Torre Prendiparte and Giardini Margherita. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bologna: ACETAIA DEL CRISTO - Tradizione Balsamica dal 1849 (in San Prospero), Rocca di Vignola (in Vignola) and Parrocchia di San Possidonio (in San Possidonio). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Petronio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Borgo San Giuliano, explore the historical opulence of Rocchetta Mattei, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bologna trip planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Bologna is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Florianopolis in March: high temperatures in Bologna hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cattolica.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Cattolica

— 7 nights
We've included these beaches for you: Altamarea Beach Village and Lido delle Sirene. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa del Sol and Spiaggia 51.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the Cattolica tour planner.

You can drive from Bologna to Cattolica in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cattolica can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Cattolica

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ravenna

— 12 nights

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Musei San Domenico and Archiepiscopal Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Attilio Beach Pleasure Club and Bagno Bambu. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ravenna: Cervia (Bagno Flores, Bagno 169, &more), Pineta di Pinarella e Tagliata (in Pinarella) and Milano Marittima (Oscar Spiaggia 298, Bagno 300, &more). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Francesco, steep yourself in history at Porta Serrata, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Vitale, and don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ravenna tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cattolica to Ravenna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ravenna are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Parma.

Things to do in Ravenna

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parma

— 12 nights

Capital of Italian Food Valley

Parma is famous for its prosciutto, cheese, and architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cattedrale di Parma and Duomo di Modena. Let the collections at Museo Ferrari and National Gallery (Galleria Nazionale) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Parma: Castello di Scipione dei Marchesi Pallavicino (in Salsomaggiore Terme), Vigoleno (Museo degli Orsanti & Castello di Vigoleno) and Castell'Arquato (Borgo Castell'Arquato & Collegiata di Santa Maria). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo della Pilotta, admire the striking features of Museo Lombardi - Marie Louise and Napoleon, make a trip to Rocca Sanvitale di Fontanellato, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Steccata (Madonna della Steccata).

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Parma itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Ravenna to Parma in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Parma sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gazzola.

Things to do in Parma

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Gazzola

— 5 nights
Escape the urban bustle at Cascate del Riglio and Pietra Perduca. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello di Rivalta and Castello di Castelnovo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gazzola: Saint Peter's Castle (in San Pietro in Cerro), Pianello Val Tidone (Rocca d'Olgisio & Museo Archeologico della Val Tidone) and Madonna delle Rose (in San Damiano).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gazzola day trip site.

Drive from Parma to Gazzola in 1.5 hours. In April in Gazzola, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bardi.

Things to do in Gazzola

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bardi

— 7 nights
Bardi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 130km west of Bologna and about 50km southwest of Parma, in the upper Ceno valley at the confluence of the rivers Ceno and Noveglia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castello di Bardi and Castello di Gambaro di Ferriere. Visit Compiano Castle and Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Bardi: Castello di Varano de' Melegari (in Varano de' Melegari), Borgo val di Taro (La Diga & Riserva Naturale Regionale e Oasi WWF dei Ghirardi) and Tarsogno- Alta Via (AVML) (in Tornolo). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario della Madonna della Guardia, explore the world behind art at Museo Collezione Mazzolini, make a trip to Abbazia di San Colombano, and head outdoors with Alpe di Succiso.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bardi trip planner.

You can drive from Gazzola to Bardi in 2 hours. In May, Bardi is a bit cooler than Gazzola - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bardi

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Emilia-Romagna travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Emilia-Romagna is one of Europe's wealthiest and most developed areas, stretching between the Po Valley in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south. This is a land of diverse people and diverse landscapes. The striking contrast between the mountainous areas and the long Adriatic coastline offers some of Italy's most spectacular views. The region has a rich cultural and artistic heritage, with a vibrant music scene that is quickly gaining international prestige. Emilia-Romagna produces a range of fine wines as well as a variety of culinary delights, including gold-colored egg pastas like tortellini and tagliatelle. Farther from the tourism-driven coastal areas, the region features a tranquil countryside dotted with parks and nature preserves, ideal for those looking to spend some time hiking, horseback riding, or cycling on their holiday.